Particle correlations at RHIC - scrutiny of a puzzle

  • We present calculations of two-pion and two-kaon correlation functions in relativistic heavy ion collisions from a relativistic transport model that includes explicitly a first-order phase transition from a thermalized quark-gluon plasma to a hadron gas. We compare the obtained correlation radii with recent data from RHIC. The predicted R_side radii agree with data while the R_out and R_long radii are overestimated. We also address the impact of in-medium modifications, for example, a broadening of the rho-meson, on the correlation radii. In particular, the longitudinal correlation radius R_long is reduced, improving the comparison to data.

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Author:Sven SoffORCiD, Steffen A. BassORCiDGND, David H. Hardtke, Sergey Y. Panitkin
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Document Type:Preprint
Year of Completion:2002
Year of first Publication:2002
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2005/04/13
Source: , Report-no: LBNL-51508
Institutes:Physik / Physik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht